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A rich raspberry red 8/4 un-mercerized cotton weaving yarn.
Absorbent, washable, and durable, this 8/4 cotton is designed for dish towels, hand towels, placemats, and tablecloths.
Machine wash and dry.
Made in Canada.
Browse patterns woven with 8/4 cotton.
On my 15" rigid heddle loom I used this strong dark brown yarn in the weft. Mixing it with hand loomed wool yarn, I wove 4 panels and then sewed panels into a poncho. Gist yarns are terrific!
I have used this yarn for two projects now, a table runner and now kitchen towels which I am currently working on. It is easy to weave with and a great color.
It is on my loom right now along with white. I making a checkerboard placemats. Great texture and great color.
My first time using Brassard since I’m at the beginning of my weaving journey. I use a rigid heddle and made what I thought would be four napkins but turned out to be a scarf. Easy to use with no big tension problems. I used the 8/4 with 12 dent reed.
The service from Gist is outstanding. I used the Brassard unmercerized 8/4 cotton for dishtowels, but I feel it is a little coarse compared to the 8/2 that I normally use. I hope it softens with time.